YEAR Civilian PA of the Year Uniformed PA of the Year Other Awards
2007 Tim Egan Ltc Cheryl Gregorio Lifetime Achievement - David Gwinn
2006 Ruth Ballweg Patrick Ivory  
2005 Dennis Woodmansee Maj John Nelson Lifetime Achievement - Thomas Zampieri
2004   Maj John Padgett
Capt Robert Heath
2003 Randy Danielsen William Tozier Lifetime Achievement - Jesse Edwards
2002 Gordon Huie MaryAnn Ramos Special Recognition - Shiya Ribowski
2001 Kathy Fennell Maj Kathleen Adamson Lifetime Achievement - Frank Corcoran
2000 Tom Lemley Maj Michael Doyle Lifetime Achievement - Rear Adm Kenneth Morisugu
Veteran of the Year - Richard Wademan
1999 Jim Long Lt Antonia Lopez
1998 Murl Dotson Capt Alspach
1997 Doug Condit Capt Greg Reisz
1996 Jean Thompson & Jeff Heinrich Maj Shep Stone
1995 Richard Davis Capt Scott Buralli
1994 Bruce Fichlander Capt Richard Vause
1993 William Stanhope Maj Jim Parrish
1992 Tom Zamperi  
1991 William Marquardt Maj Jimmie Keller
1990 Robert Intress Capt John Neese
1989 David Marie CWO4 Ron Woodruff
1988 Edward Sorace Mike Gallagher
1987 Kevin Walsh CWO3 Ron Lott
1986 Robert Norton CWO4 David Jenkins
1985   CWO2 Larry Bell
1984 Louis Rocco CWO3 Steve Begley
1983 Richard Currey CWO4 Phil Clarkson
1982 Jarrett Wise Capt David Gwinn


FEDERAL REGISTER – Camp Legune – Jan 13, 2017

FEDERAL REGISTER – Camp Legune – Jan 13, 2017

Diseases Associated With Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune

82 FR 4173 - A Rule by the Veterans Affairs Department published on 01/13/2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its adjudication regulations regarding presumptive service connection, adding certain diseases associated with contaminants present in the base water supply at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (Camp Lejeune), North Carolina, from August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987. This final rule establishes that veterans, former reservists, and former National Guard members, who served at Camp Lejeune for no less than 30 days (consecutive or...  SEE LINK ABOVE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION


Women in Uniform Print

Women in Uniform

New in the Veterans Caucus Store

a signed, numbered print of "Women in Uniform" by artist Don Pedersen, PA.  The print is 18"x24" and perfect for framing. A limited number are available at this time.

It celebrates the many roles played by women over the years in service to their country. The print has been signed by many women veterans.

Offered in the Veterans Caucus Store for $75.00 (including S&H). $50.00 of each sale with be donated to the efforts to expand and upgrade the John McElligott Veterans Memorial Garden at the Eugene A. Stead, Jr. Center for Physician Assistants located in Durham, NC.



Effective immediately, the Veterans Caucus is offering free membership to ALL veterans enrolled in a Physician Assistant Training program. Use this link to JOIN US.

The Veterans Caucus hopes this will become the start of a long realtionship between the Caucus and you.

Frederick C. Brace, III, PA-C, DFAAPA
Veterans Caucus of the AAPA

Date posted 1/25/2016

Veterans Garden Pavers

Subject:  Purchase a Paver to Honor PA Veterans and PAs in the Uniformed Services

Donation of brick for Bubba Gwinn scanned info.pdf page 1
On October 15, 2016, landscaping and construction will begin to upgrade the Veteran Memorial Garden at the Eugene A. Stead, Jr. Center for Physician Assistants into a place of remembrance for Physician Assistants who are veterans or who are currently serving in the uniformed services of the USA.   The PA History Society welcomes all to become a part of this wonderful event by purchasing name engraved brick pavers to be embedded in the wheelchair accessible walkway and the patio area surrounding the life-size bronze combat medic statue and flagpole, the centerpiece of the garden. 

  Beginning July 1st 2016 through October 1, 2016 we are offering the opportunity to purchase a 9x9 inch named engraved brick pavers to PAs who are veterans or who are on active duty for $100 each.  We have the capacity to embed 400 pavers in the sidewalk and patio, so please do not delay in purchasing pavers so that your name or that of someone you want to honor is displayed prominently in the garden.  The insignia of your branch of service, name and date of service can be engraved on the paver.  For more information on this project, and to  order your pavers, please visit  the PA History Website at